Abstract for: German Chapter Informal Gathering

The German Chapter invites all interested parties to an informal gathering at the Boston International Conference. The chapter advances networking and collaboration among System Dynamicists in Germany. By end of 2014 the German Chapter had 10 institutional members (also listed on our website) and 120 (personal) members and keeps more than 300 interested researchers, managers, and students updated through its e-mail newsletter. Occasionally, System Dynamics colloquia and roundtables are organized in different places in Germany. Since last fall, the German chapter offers an online-colloquium for PhD students. These events provide a basis for meeting fellow System Dynamicists and for discussing modeling projects. The German Chapterís Annual Meeting (: 9th meeting on June 11-12, 2015 in Berlin) brings together modelers from the scientific and business world, and by combining talks, presentations, and modeling exercises, it offers a formidable and appreciated platform for establishing links within the community as well as for actively advancing SD skills. In addition, the Gert-von-Kortzfleisch-Prize for extraordinary work in SD conducted in Germany or in German will be awarded. More information on the activities of the German Chapter is available from our website at http://www.systemdynamics.de (in German).